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In pictures: The Leveson Inquiry into press intrusion
29 May 2012
Last updated at 08:57 BST
Celebrities and members of the public have given evidence to the Leveson Inquiry which has now been published.
Prime minister David Cameron appeared at the inquiry on 14 June. He said ex-PM Gordon Brown's claims about a Conservative deal to cut funding for the BBC and Ofcom to get backing from News International were "complete nonsense". He also denied that giving Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt responsibility for News Corp's bid to take over BSkyB was a "rushed" and "botched" decision.
Former prime minister Gordon Brown has told the inquiry it's vital the truth comes out about how, in 2006, The Sun published medical details on his son Fraser's cystic fibrosis. He insisted he never gave permission to run the story. The Sun have said they're standing by their previous statements and the evidence given by Rebekah Brooks, the tabloid's former editor.
Former PM Tony Blair has defended his friendship with Rupert Murdoch, saying it was "a working relationship" until he left office. He told the Leveson Inquiry he had not changed any policies to please the newspapers owned by Murdoch.
Rupert Murdoch has told the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics he has "never asked a prime minister for anything". The News Corp chairman, 81, denied asking or being offered any favours when he met then PM Margaret Thatcher at a lunch in 1981.
James Murdoch "stands by" testimony he never saw an email revealing phone hacking went beyond a single reporter, the Leveson Inquiry has heard. The ex-News International chairman said he had thought hacking a "thing in the past" when he took over his father's UK newspaper operations in 2007.
The editor of the Daily Mail has again denied phone hacking was the source of a story in his newspaper about actor Hugh Grant. Paul Dacre was giving evidence to the Leveson Inquiry for the second time in a week.
The Sun's editor, Dominic Mohan, defended the use of pictures of topless models on page three. Meanwhile, former News of the World showbiz editor Dan Wootton said stories about celebrities were "in the public interest".
PR consultant Max Clifford said phone-hacking was a "cancer" within journalism. Sir Paul McCartney's ex, Heather Mills, denied authorising former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan to access her voicemail messages.
Rosie Nixon, Lisa Byrne and Lucie Cave - editors of celebrity magazines Hello!, OK! and Heat - have given evidence to the Leveson Inquiry. Regional newspaper editors are also appearing at the London hearing on 18 January.
National newspaper editors have also been giving their evidence. Lloyd Embley (left - The People), Alan Rusbridger (centre - Guardian) and James Harding (right - The Times) have all appeared in front of Lord Justice Leveson.
Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye and Have I Got News For You panellist, said new laws were not needed to govern the press. He said the inquiry should examine why the present laws were not properly enforced.
Former Downing Street director of communications Alastair Campbell has said the press is "frankly putrid in many of its elements". He's told the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics (Wednesday 30 November) that many newspapers considered their coverage of the lives of celebrities as a "public service".
The journalist who broke the News of the World hacking story, Nick Davies (centre) says a "culture of bullying" on Fleet Street meant that he had to keep his sources anonymous. Former Daily Star reporter Richard Peppiatt (left) and former News of the World journalist Paul McMullan (right) also gave evidence (Tuesday 29 November).
Singer Charlotte Church has given evidence at the Leveson inquiry on (Monday 28 November). She said the press had made her life hell after she turned 16. The Sun revealed her first pregnancy before she'd told her family.
Christopher Jefferies, the landlord wrongly arrested over Joanna Yeates's murder, has told the inquiry into media ethics that the media "shamelessly vilified" him (Monday 28 November). He said one headline called him creepy. TV presenter Anne Diamond said a Sun photographer had taken a picture at her son's funeral despite her asking the paper not to.
Sienna Miller has been giving evidence at the Leveson Inquiry (Thursday 24 November), which is looking into press intrusion. She blamed friends about personal info appearing in the papers and settled for £100,000 with the News of the World after they hacked her phone.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling said a reporter had once tried to contact her by slipping a note into her five-year-old daughter's schoolbag (Thursday 24 November). She said clearly she could not put an "invisibility cloak" around her children to protect them.
Sheryl Gascoigne told the inquiry (Wednesday 23 November) she had been embarrassed after pictures were taken of her sunbathing topless on a private beach. Ex-motorsport head Max Mosley talked about the effect tabloid stories about him had on his son.
Steve Coogan told the Leveson Inquiry (Tuesday 22 November) that reporters had gone through his rubbish to find stories. The comedian also denied a tabloid story from 2007 which claimed he took drugs with the US actor Owen Wilson.
Hugh Grant claimed the Mail on Sunday may have hacked his phone (Monday 21 November). Sally Dowler said she couldn't sleep after discovering her daughter Milly's voicemail messages had been listened to and deleted by the News of the World while she was missing.
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